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Winter Reading Program Begins Saturday 2/7

Winter Reading Program Begins Saturday 2/7

wrp09I know, all you want to do right now is forget about all of the cold weather of winter and bask in the warmth of the sun.  Not quite yet!  Before you do any basking, make sure to participate in the Davenport Public Library’s Winter Reading Program (WRP).  This year’s WRP, “Books Are Cool” is easy to do and will give you a chance to win some wonderful prizes.

Between February 7 and March 14, patrons will receive an entry slip for every item they check out, including books, magazines, DVDs, and CDs. Fill out each entry slip and return it to the drawing box at the designated area within the Library.
Numerous grand prize winners will be chosen from the Main Street and Fairmount Street Libraries in each of the following age categories: children (ages 3-11); teen (ages 12-17); and adult (ages 18 and up). The more items you check out, the more chances you have to win!
The Winter Reading Program is good family entertainment with a reward. This year’s grand prizes include gift baskets, stuffed animals, books, and gift certificates appealing to all age groups. Additionally, anyone interested in the program will receive a free book bag while supplies last.  For more information, call 563-888-3371.

February 6, 20090 comments
Movie Screening of Their Eyes Were Watching God

Movie Screening of Their Eyes Were Watching God

their-eyes-were-watching-god-movieAs part of the Big Read series of events, the Davenport Public Library in partnership with the African American Museum of Iowa will be showing the film, Their Eyes Were Watching God, on Wednesday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m.  This adaptation of the book, written by Zora Neale Hurston in 1937 was produced by Oprah Winfrey and debuted in 2005.

Halle Berry stars as the beautiful Janie Crawford, who embarks on an emotional and dramatic journey of self-discovery. Refusing to compromise in spite of society’s expectations, Janie endures two stifling marriages until finally finding love in a passionate romance with a much younger man. In one of the most lyrical love stories ever written, Janie experiences all that life has to offer, from unbelievable triumph to unspeakable heartbreak.

For more information about upcoming Big Read programs, visit:, or  The National Endowment for the Arts presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and in cooperation with Arts Midwest. It is designed to reintroduce literature as a staple in American culture.

February 3, 20091 comment